Despite the rumors of him telling Bethany Steffen to break out the beer and condoms and texting that he was going to molest Lindsey Johnson, the fairy tale romance isn’t over for The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski.
Standing tall amid reports that there is trouble in paradise after scandalous accusations levied against Ed by the two aforementioned ladies, Jillian Harris says she and Swiderski “have not even come close [to splitting up].”
In fact, Ed Swiderski is currently spending much-needed quality time with the interior designer in her native Vancouver. They're enjoying the nice weather.
“We’ve got a Jet Ski, so we’ve been spending lots of time on the lake,” says Jillian, who is preparing to move to fiancé Ed’s native Chicago in September.
The pair was rumored to be on the verge of a breakup after back-to-back Us Weekly cover stories claimed Ed Swiderski strung along Bethany Steffen while filming The Bachelorette, then nailed Lindsey Johnson after his proposal to Jillian.
“There’s just no truth to it,” Ed told ABC’s Good Morning America.
“He has been very, very clear with me from the very beginning,” maintained Jillian. “Ed is not deceiving me, nor is he pulling the wool over my eyes.”
Jillian’s friends support her decision to stay with Ed Swiderski.
“Those girls who claimed they were still with him were only in it for fame and financial reasons; they saw an opportunity and ran with it and didn’t care who they hurt along the way,” a friend of Ed and Jillian claims.
“Jill was aware that there was a risk of this kind of tabloid attention when she got involved in the show,” reasons Shannon Long, who’s known Jillian Harris since kindergarten. “Jill is in love. I’ve never seen her so happy in my life.”
“She’s got it under control,” agrees Jillian’s longtime friend Brad Bell.
Is Brad Bell right? Will Jillian and Ed last?